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Supporting your journey through
pregnancy and birth

Our antenatal classes are run by experienced Midwife Dionne Thompson who will provide you with evidence based information and support on birthing, feeding and caring for your new born baby once he/she has arrived.

The antenatal course runs over 3 weeks and each class will last for 2 hrs.

The classes are held Monday evenings from 19:00pm – 21:00pm in the barn at Hitchin Lavender Farm.

What do the classes involve?

My approach to antenatal education is a positive one. I am realistic and reassuring with the experience to discuss all your questions. My hope is to empower you with evidence based guidance on the process of birth and caring for your baby in the first few weeks of life.

Beyond the Bumps Contractions

Class – 1
Preparing for birth

Preparing yourselves physically and emotionally for birth.

The importance of getting baby into a good position for birth.

Early Labour.

Things you may need when preparing birth.

Beyond the Bumps Birth

Class – 2
The journey of birth

The physiology of birth (how a baby is born).

Active Labour and the Stages of birth.

Coping strategies and pain relief.

Different types of birth.

The placenta explained.

Beyond the Bumps Breast Feeding

Class – 3
Preparing for baby

First few hours of life.

Feeding your baby and the importanceof responsive feeding

Breastfeeding practical skills & bottle feeding.

Caring for a new born baby.

Book your course here

Booking your antenatal course couldn’t be any easier with our booking portal.

£95 is the price for two people to attend the course.
If the booking portal is not available when you are trying to book or view the dates of our courses then please visit Beyond the Bumps Online Booking

What our wonderful clients say

The course more than met our expectations, it was fantastic to know that the advice was coming from an experienced midwife. Thank you, we have really enjoyed them.

I liked the teaching and discussions it prompted we could have sat and talked for hours. Your qualification and experience as a midwife was so reassuring! I didn’t feel like any question was silly and you dispelled a lot of myths! Thank you.

Excellent informative, factual and engaging sessions, would happily recommend. Superb value.

All sessions contained a wealth of information, it was great to be told so much info and feel more empowered as a result.

Venue is perfect, very welcoming and comfortable. Time is convenient and passion fruit cake was incredible!